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Nerf Bars?

I have the stock nerf bars on my 2005 Edge, i wanted to get some opinions as to whether or not i should take them off, the benefits of having them and not having them

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it comes down to looks, i guess you could use them as anchor points, but they sell those too hehe. . . . i used to like the way they look, now changing my opinion a bit but all in all its up to you - do you like them?
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i was thinking it might give me some more ground clearence. but i do like them for convenience for getting in my truck
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wow i was half asleep when i wrote that hehe for some reason i thought you were talking about the bed rails lol - no actually i like the way the nerf bars/step bars look. easier to get in your truck and hides the body lift nicely hehe. (feel better after nap)
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i have thought about taking mine off, but i like the rocker protection.
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yea well i dont have a body lift and there arent really any big rocks where i go
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no body lift? then it should be easy to get on. i wouldnt put them on a non lifted truck, and if you dont go where the big rocks are then you dont really need it. at this point its just for looks really and thats up to you.
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given your circumstances i vote take them off.
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I'm undecided myself. I have a FX4 and had them on for the first year. This year I've had them off.

Pros:

You don't get your pants dirty in the winter!!!!!! (the biggest reason I took them off)
Looks better IMO.
Is actually a little easier to get in IMO. My wife/girls feel it's harder.

Cons:

The girls can't get in as easy.
Sometimes it's handy to step on when washing the truck.


I'm putting a taller tire on this week and might try them again just to see.

Rich
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take them off
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Take them off, put them in a box, then send the box to me. =]
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My truck didn't have them so I bought them off of a member and put them in my truck. I have smashed both rockers twice and I didn't want it to happen again. Also it makes it a bit easier for my Grandma to get in my truck.
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Keep'em on.
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Take them off, and if you miss having them, just put them back on.

I thought about removing mine. They don't serve much of a function on my truck, though they are good for washing and waxing the roof. The downside to having them is that they make the fuel filter harder to reach without jacking the truck up (coil spring 2WD).

What I do like about the OEM Ford steps on my truck is that they mount to the body, so if I ever do a body lift they won't appear to be mounted really low.
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I think I'm going to take them off and see if I like it, then if I don't ill put them back on
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Mine are off at the moment and will probably stay off since I have the shorter tires. Wife doesn't like to ride in the truck anyway (I almost left her side on).

They have hung me up several times off-road. Everytime, I broke through the ice and the step bars are what caught. Yeah, I got out unassisted by rocking, but I'd have never gotten stopped if they weren't there.
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